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Rep. Tom Price goes before a Senate panel for the first time since being picked to head Health and Human Services. Expect sharp questions about Medicare reform, drug prices and his stock portfolio.
Jan. 18, 2017
Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt has sparked controversy for his denial of climate science and his ties to fossil-fuel interests. Here's what to expect in Wednesday's confirmation hearing.
Jan. 18, 2017
There's supposed to be a firewall between the Justice Department and the Oval Office, but Sessions' vigorous support of Donald Trump's campaign raises doubts about how independent he could be.
Jan. 18, 2017
Among those receiving the president's clemency are a man who reigned over top nightclubs, and another who scorched fastballs. Both had run afoul of tax laws.
Jan. 17, 2017
Rep Ryan Zinke testified that humans influence climate, although there is a debate over how much. He promised to emulate Teddy Roosevelt in managing public lands.
Jan. 17, 2017
"Deny them sex until they show you their voter's card," Mishi Mboko urges. The tactic is not new. Women have gone on sex strikes in the past to try to end wars and curb violence. But is it effective?
Jan. 17, 2017
The non-partisan Congressional Budget Office found that, without the federal mandate and subsidies, the number of people who will lose their health insurance could grow to 32 million over 10 years.
Jan. 17, 2017
We often imagine the best medical care as a miracle cure. Atul Gawande argues that for chronic illness, the best care may be a long, slow process of improving health a little bit at a time.
Jan. 17, 2017
President Obama has shortened the 35-year prison sentence of Chelsea Manning, the Army private who leaked military secrets to WikiLeaks. Obama also pardoned a general who lied to leak investigators.
Jan. 17, 2017
Betsy DeVos, President-elect Donald Trump's pick for education secretary, faces her Senate confirmation hearing.
Jan. 17, 2017
Last year, Oxfam said the world's richest 62 people had as much money as the poorest 3.6 billion. Turns out those numbers were wrong: The richest nine people had as much wealth as half the planet.
Jan. 17, 2017
The patient had broken a bone while in India and was hospitalized. Then she developed an incurable infection.
Jan. 17, 2017
The president-elect is scheduled to take office on Thursday. But longtime President Yahya Jammeh has defiantly said he won't allow that to happen, citing supposed voting "irregularities."
Jan. 17, 2017
Teams from the aid organization say they've counted 52 dead and at least 120 wounded in the bombing on the camp in Rann, Nigeria. The country's president said the air force strike was accidental.
Jan. 17, 2017
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau found the number of people over 60 with student loan debt has quadrupled in the past decade. Most loans were taken out on behalf of a child or grandchild.
Jan. 17, 2017
China says it has lifted hundreds of millions out of poverty. But who's doing the lifting? And why use the term 'lifting' in the first place?
Jan. 17, 2017
The patient had broken a bone while in India and was hospitalized. Then she developed an incurable infection.
Jan. 17, 2017
Three decades ago, Congress set up a system to encourage drug companies to develop treatments for rare diseases. The law has worked but at a high cost.
Jan. 17, 2017
Fruity, sweet, spicy and salty all at once, this frenzied treat for your taste buds takes many forms — from sauces to seasonings to candy. And its journey from Asia to Mexico took hundreds of years.
Jan. 17, 2017
Two new polls show only around 4-in-10 Americans view Donald Trump favorably. The president-elect responded by blasting polls as "phony" and "rigged."
Jan. 17, 2017

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